Dioscorea elephantipes


Related to the yam, Dioscorea elephantipes is the world’s most special potato. Some extremely old plants in habitat have been recorded reaching up to 7 feet in diameter.  Although most Dioscorea in cultivation are much smaller, they are no less impressive—shooting off a vine that grows faster than you can water it. Because this species was almost harvested to extinction in the 1950s, and due to the fact that it grows very slowly, a specimen this large is a serious statement piece for collectors in-the-know.

The pictured individual a habitat grown specimen that was rescued from a fire. This accounts for the black coloration around the knuckles. Fourth image shows Dioscorea elephantipes with vine.


Plants are individually boxed and ship bare root, pot/soil not included